ABIDJAN, Wednesday, March 8, 2017 – “Promoting gender equality is not a matter that lies only in the hands of women. We must also do their part to foster positive attitudes on gender roles,” the Director of Project Implementation Unit, Mr. Etienne Bailly said as he distributed gifts among TRANSCO CLSG women staff, at the head quarters in Abidjan on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 to mark the International Woman’s Day celebration.
International Women’s Day is globally celebrated on March 8. It is a day to commemorate the struggles and accomplishments of women in the past, present and future. It is a day to seek untapped potential and opportunities that await future generations of women.
Women truly are the backbone of any given society and for those women staff at TRANSCO CLSG, they are already playing fundamental roles in the effective implementation of the CLSG interconnection project that is connecting light to the lives of millions of citizens in Cote d’Ivoire, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.
TRANSCO CLSG is making great strides towards promoting and increasing gender equality at workplace by entrusting its women staff with leading roles to ensure the actualization of the CLSG project. “We are a regional transmission company that recognizes and reaffirms support to Gender equality,” Mr. Bailly praised the women and said the CLSG project could not have achieved the milestones without the involvement of its female staff.
Away from Abidjan, at the TRANSCO CLSG Country offices, similar activities took place. In Conakry, Guinea, the Country Manager, Abdoulaye Keita and staff recognized Ms. Pauline Sogoni Koivogui, the Administrative Assistant. They honored and shared gifts with her.
“The woman is a powerhouse of creativity, development and peace,” the General Manager Mohammed Sherif acknowledged.